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The due process of determining whether to burn someone alive.

With all of this talk about how we should give people due process of law before we burn them alive, I thought I'd share this primitive, but educational example of due process. It's not perfect, flawed by the logic of the times, but it gets the point across. We can't just have roving bands of vigilantes burning people alive for whatever reason the mob surmises.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp_l5ntikaU

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How many cheered when they got "bin Laden?"

I did not. Aside from the fact that bin Laden had end-stage kidney disease and was receiving dialysis on 9-10-01 and could not possibly have lived for ten years living in caves... Just pretending that was actually Osama bin Laden they killed, he was still supposed to be tired and sentenced. That is the difference between "Rule of Law" and "Terrorism."
When they dragged Gaddafi into the street and executed him "Hollywood style" I did not cheer. I was appalled that the "Leaders of the Free World" were "Spreading Democracy" by executing leaders of sovereign nations without use of any courts. At least Saddam Hussein got his day in kangaroo court.
This man tried to use "the system" to bring changes to a famously corrupt police department. He had no hostages. They held him in a burning house with a hail of bullets to silence him, lest he reveal any more about their corruption. A huge gang of VIOLENT THUGS armed to the teeth against one man who called out their corruption. I don't think it is at all OK that he murdered people, he needed to be "brought to justice" for that, as the saying goes. What he got was not justice. He got silenced, just like any Mafia or street gang would silence any canary.
He deserved his day in court. To not believe he did is to surrender your own right to your day in court. It is either the law for all of us, or it is the law for none of us.
Oh, and great clip. How apropos.

This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked:
http://bklim.newsvine.com/_news/2013/05/12/18212165-dr-stan-...

I didn't cheer. I had a sick

I didn't cheer. I had a sick feeling in my stomach. I even felt the same when Saddam Hussein was summarily executed by impromptu hanging. Crowds of armed thugs are all the same, no matter if you call them terrorists, gangs, enforcers or police. Unchecked, and without regard to law, murderous rampages to "right wrongs" as they see it take over.

Haha I think priebus down voted you fishy

It's ok I fixed it

Republics allow due process, Democracy's do not allow it.

Like Judge Nap says "If you beleive in freedom, the Constitution, and the right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, it doesn't matter what country you live in, you are, by definition, an American."

I will go one step further, If you do not beleive in due process for any individual, including those outside the US(where we should not be involved anyway), you are, by definition "NOT" an American.